In this paper the Authors describe a case of factitious hypoglycemia in a 30-year-old nurse who came to the practitioner saying she was drug-addict. A careful history and the clinical examinations showed that the symptoms were due to hypoglycemic episodes. The finding of high plasma insulin levels together with low plasma C-peptide concentrations enabled us to exclude organic causes of hypoglycemia, suggesting the diagnosis of factitious hypoglycemia. After the patient was told we suspected a case of factitious hypoglycemia, the symptoms disappeared.
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